November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Here are some key facts provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, allowing us to understand the prevalence of this rapidly rising disease.
About 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s, with this number projected to rise up to 14 million by 2050.
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
And here’s an eye opening one:
When it comes to caregiving, it is estimated that caregivers provide 18.6 BILLION hours of care for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.